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Poster: dark.starz Date: May 9, 2011 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Kings of the Blues!

Indeed, "East-West" The Butterfield Blues Band was one of the "summer of 66" treasures and safe to say a major influence on Jerry and Bob. Pig was already there!

While were moving towards "the shit"; from late "summer 1965" "Hoodoo Man Blues" Junior Wells and Buddy Guy.

Muddy Waters > "Folk Singer" 1964.

Willie Dixon > "I Am The Blues" 1970, "Catalyst" 1973.

Albert King > "Born Under A Bad Sign" 1967, "I'll Play The Blues For You" 1972, "I Wanna Get Funky" 1974.

One of the best parts of growing up in the Chicago "burbs" during the late 60's and early 70's, was the gift of being at the feet of these "Blues Kings" in the small intimate 100 seat clubs they would perform on any given evening. Totally human and completely approachable you could get on a first name basis at the bar before or after the gig.

What went down before LSD and the passing of the batton to the youthful 60's cultural rebellion is a national treasure.

This post was modified by dark.starz on 2011-05-10 04:29:16